According to Philly.com, former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is blasting Chip Kelly.
The site says McCoy, a Harrisburg native, claims Kelly got rid of “all the good black players.”
McCoy was traded to the Buffalo Bills this offseason, he recently discussed the trade with ESPN The Magazine.
When asked about his relationship with Chip Kelly, McCoy stated, “The relationship was never really great. I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason. … It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that.”
ESPN then asked McCoy how many other players shared that thought with him to which he responded, “Oh, man. People have heard it. I mean … Stephen A. Smith has talked about it. Other players have talked about it. But that’s one of the things where you don’t even care no more. I’m on a new team, ready to play. So it’s nothing to do with Chip. I have no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn’t know what to expect. When he let DeSean go last year, I was like: “C’mon. DeSean Jackson?” So it is what it is.”
ESPN reports the Eagles declined to comment on McCoy’s statements.